I’ll be the first to admit it; I’m a lazy chef. I’m a cutter of corners, a haph-hazard chopper, heck- I don’t think I’ve ever pre-heated an oven. I like my meals to be simple. But, I don’t like them to taste simple. So I’ve found the next best thing; The Pour-Over Meal; it makes a for a simple, and delicious dinner, and amazing leftovers, too.
I’ve rounded up my favourite recipes, all perfect for the Pour-Over. Simply double the batch to dine again, or just don’t share. After you’re finished your meal, divide the remaining portions into re-heatable tupperware containers, and simply store in the refrigerator (they will also keep in the freezer if you don’t want to enjoy them immediately).
See? You can still be a lazy chef and enjoy awesome, homemade dishes. You’ve just got to get more bang for your buck – with the Pour-Over!
A simple bowl of grilled & marinated tofu, grilled bok choy, flavourful candied cashews and green onions. Served on a bed of steamy rice, makes perfect leftovers! Recipe yields 4 servings. [RECIPE]
This white Bean Bruschetta is quick, and easy to make – no oven required! Simply load into a wrap with your favourite accoutrements like fresh spinach, and goat cheese, roll up and serve! Enjoy an encore by storing the mix separately and creating the wraps on-demand. Recipe Yields 2 wraps. [RECIPE]
A crispy-crunchy, amazingly flavourful, veggie-loaded taco bowl with all the fixins’. Recipe yields 2 servings. [RECIPE]
Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes! Recipe yields 4 servings. [RECIPE]
This recipe combines fresh sourdough buns with a slew of fresh veggies, homemade dressing, and kale chips! I never thought I would be the kind of person interested in cooking up a kale chip – but I was wrong. Recipe yields 4 subs. [RECIPE]
There’s nothing that screams LEFTOVERS better than a bowl of soup. This hearty soup combines cilantro, avocados, and lots of blue corn tortilla chips to pack in the flavor. Recipe yields between 6-8 servings. [RECIPE]
I’ve had a bag of lentils in the back of my cupboard for almost a year. They scared me slightly. Is a lentil a bean? A pea? A grain? I have no idea. But this easy salad sure uncomplicated things for me. Recipe yields 2-4 servings. [RECIPE]
This recipe is slightly more complicated than the other dishes featured here. We decided to include it because of how easy it is to make these ahead and freeze them. You could make a jumbo batch and have falafels coming out your ears for the next few months. Delicious earlafels. [RECIPE]
These Mediterranean wraps are made easy with crispy pan-fried chickpeas, roasted smoky eggplant dip, and cucumber mint quick pickles. Though they look complicated, these wraps are fun and quick to load-up. Recipes yields 4 wraps. [RECIPE]
I’m a Lentil connoisseur now. I’ve now got two killer recipes in my arsenal. These sloppy joes are simply to make, simple to serve, and taste even better the day after. Recipe yields 2 sandwiches. [RECIPE]
This hearty pasty dish is simple to make, and combines the flavors of only a few key ingredients; thick cut bacon, green beans, and parmesean. Recipe yields 4 servings. [RECIPE]
This is a one-pot meal, one of my favorite foodie inventions on the planet. Combining cheesy tortellini and traditional soup fixin’s – carrots, celery, and onion. Recipe yields 6-8 servings. [RECIPE]